Think Divinely Contributors:
Founder, Lisa Quintana:
Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve dreamed of being someone great, and leaving a mark on the world. All grown “older” now, I’ve come to realize the only mark worth leaving is sharing the mark of the cross and what Jesus did on it.
Growing up in Southern California, everyone wanted to be a rock star, actor or model. I wanted to be all three! I decided on a more practical route and became a radio broadcast journalist, only to discover reporting on bad news all day, week after week, year after year, was not how I wanted to spend the rest of my life. So, I did what all former reporters do… became a P.R. person (public relations). That career lasted until I had my first child. I quit my job to stay home and raise my baby girl. Then I had a son, and stayed home longer. Finally, realizing that I had stayed home long enough to be less competitive in the marketplace, I went back to school to pursue my deepest passion – God. Now I am here, blogging, and sharing what I’ve learned with you about the Christian faith.
I was drawn to apologetics (an area of theology based on the truths of Christianity) by a circuitous route. I have had plenty of skeptics in my family. So, when I became a Christian at 25 years old, they thought I had joined a cult! 30 years later, I hope they see that differently. Their questions eventually drove me to learning why Christianity is evidentially true.
After a long journey of trying to figure out my place in life, I’ve come up with more questions than answers, but the answers I’ve found are intriguing! Journey with me in the quest to discover more about this wild ride called life, learning to love God with all our hearts, all our souls, and all our MINDS: to Think Divinely!
Bio – Lisa Quintana is a Christian Apologist and serves as Vice Chair of Communications at Women in Apologetics, speaks at conferences on apologetics, and teaches apologetic classes at her church in Madison, Wisconsin. She lives with her husband, and has two children (one grown, and one in high school).
Published & Accomplished (so far) – Lisa’s blogs have been published on The Poached Egg @ the Christian Apologetics Alliance @, and Reasonable Faith chapter in Honolulu. She’s also written opinion features for the Biola University Chimes Newsletter. She was taught/mentored by Sean McDowell, a Biola Professor, author and world-renowned apologist. She’s friends with J Warner Wallace, author of Cold Case Christianity, and has been asked to review some of his books, like God’s Crime Scene. Many of her blogs are also featured on the Women in Apologetics website, a site featuring female apologists.
Education • Masters, Apologetics, Biola University (2017)
• Associate of Arts, Christian Studies, Christian Life College, Illinois (2012)
• Bachelors, Communications, California State University at Fullerton (1988)
Speaking Engagements: Please e-mail for more details: LisaQ@thinkdivinely.com
I am a wife, and a mother of two children. I was born in the Middle-East. I speak, write, and read Arabic fluently. Currently, I live in Canada. I come from a Christian family with a Protestant upbringing, which is an even smaller minority within a Christian minority of the Middle-East. Even though I professed my faith in my early teens, I had my long share of doubts upon entering the university. My personal religious experience was too real to dismiss faith entirely, but I lacked proper intellectual responses to serious scientific, historical, and philosophical objections. So, I wandered a lot.
Somehow, I was introduced to Apologetics as a formal sub-discipline in Theology. I was also introduced to Biola’s apologetics program where I met Lisa Q., and other smart, faith-filled, and kind students and professors.
My current primary interests in Apologetics include Ethics. This is how we can know right from wrong, how we exemplify virtues from the perspective of different worldviews, and the Christian call of lifelong moral transformation. The questions that I am researching are as follows: is spiritual transformation feasible; why does Christianity claim that it only can produce such effect even though many argue that all worldviews can produce good people; and why are Christians failing to exemplify christ? My secondary interests are scientific apologetics, Islam, and issues concerning metaphysical naturalism.
• BS in Pharmacology with distinction
• MS in Occupational Therapy with honors
• Masters of Arts in Apologetics (December 2018)